Lang Lang: Playing with Flying Keys
The name Lang Lang should be a household word by now. Performing in the Bird's Nest for the Opening Ceremony at the Beijing 2008 Olympics, over 34.9 million viewers in the U.S. alone tuned in to watch. For many, this was their first introduction to the musical phenomena from China. At only 26 years of age, Lang Lang has accomplished more than many twice his age.
Starting at a young age, when most of us aren't even out of diapers yet, Lang Lang showed an aff ...more
My biggest complaint....this is a book on CD about a pia ...more
Update: I really, really liked this book on CD. I loved hearing about growing up in China as a prodigy. I loved hearing about the intersection between American and Chinese culture. Lang Lang is an amazing individual. I'd really like to see him perform live. I'm going to look at my library to see if there are any DVD's to check out!
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I am interested in his story. 2000 per years practice is unbelievable. Comparing to tiger mom, his father could be considered as super super super Tiger. He is born in 1982, Shenyang, China.
One aspect I find particular interesting is Lang Lang's reflection of high competitive artistic culture in China, question about being Number One, acquiring an understanding of spirituality.
Number One was a phrase my father -- and, for that matter, my mother --repeated time and time again. It was a phrase spoken by my parents friends and by their friends children. Whenever adults discussed the great Chinese painters and sculptors from the ancient dynasties, there was always a single artist named as Number One. There was the Number One leader of a manufactu...more